By F. Link
Eclipses and difficulties regarding them were, from precedent days, one of many major pursuits not just of astronomers yet certainly of all mankind. the looks of eclipses, lunar in addition to sunlight, excited the mind's eye of our ancestors and provoked their interest to give an explanation for their starting place or to take advantage of them for the additional research of celestial our bodies. With the current improvement of astronomy the eclipse difficulties should not constrained to the sunlight and the Moon, as some time past, yet were steadily prolonged to the elements of the sunlight process and to domain names of radiations except optical ones. Our goal is to offer an account of these kind of difficulties of their theoretical and experimental shape with a few additions on their ancient improvement. these of our readers now not attracted to the old facet may possibly suppose initially prone to disregard this half, yet we're convinced that at last they are going to be sufficiently to fix this omission.
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27)] of RAYLEIGH-CABANNES. The difference - if positive - can be attributed to the aerosols in these spectral regions where the true absorption can be neglected. 7. Astronomical Determinations Astronomical determinations of the atmospheric transmission are based on Bouguer's graph. By some exact photometric method we measure the monochromatic intensity of any extraterrestrial source like Lunar Eclipses 22 the Sun or the stars in different zenithal distances z. If now M (z) is the air mass traversed by the rays in the Rayleigh atmosphere and H (z) the corresponding quantity for aerosols, we have the formula (Fig.
From the differences between the theory and observations we may then reach a conclusion on the new feature of the atmospheric structure, especially in its upper parts. Different photometrical theories have made the choice according to the scientific level at the time. HEPPERGER and SEELIGER have adopted the astronomical value of A known only at the end of the 19th century. e. where the hazy layer is greatly involved. SAUSSURE takes at first the theoretical value corrected by Fowle's method in respect to the water vapor content in different layers determined by LANGLEY.
TTl .... 12 and are valid only for the peripherial parts of the shadow. As we penetrate towards the center, the influence of the parallax becomes greater and greater and reaches its maximum in the center of the shadow, as has already been stated by SEELIGER . In the perigee o 1- 2 D 3 4 20' 40' 80' 60' y h (kmJ 23456781012 -10' o 10' 20' 30' 40' 15 20 30 50' r Fig. 8. Above: Density curves 0 observed and C computed of the shadow for green light and n~ = 57'. Below: Different forms of the illumination integrals for n~ = 57'.